Six ways to effectively run large virtual meetings

May 5, '2020 / by Decisions posted in Meeting Culture

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Virtual meetings can be a challenge – participants are more easily distracted, technology does not always work like you need it to and it can generally be difficult to find a rhythm. These problems are amplified as the size of the meeting increases.

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Five must-read articles for better virtual meetings

Apr 1, '2020 / by Decisions posted in Meeting Culture

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Organizations around the world are enabling remote and virtual teamwork. This has been a growing trend for years, though it accelerated out of necessity over these last two weeks.

Here are five articles that offer great advice for better virtual meetings.

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How to run a great virtual meeting

Mar 25, '2020 / by Decisions posted in Meeting Culture

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Whether you’re new to working from home or have been a remote employee for years, virtual meetings can be a challenge. We gathered seven of our best tips to help you run a productive virtual meeting.

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Decisions available for free to organizations on the front lines of COVID-19

Mar 17, '2020 / by Decisions posted in Meeting Culture, Customer Success Stories, Product Updates

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The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic is forcing organizations around the world to rethink how they work as more teams move to virtual environments. Decisions is no different. Our first step was to ensure the health and safety of our employees by transitioning the entire Decisions team to work-from-home. Like many others, we also want to do our part – however small – to support our communities. 

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How to write great meeting minutes

Jan 30, '2020 / by Decisions posted in Meeting Culture

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How many times have you found meeting tasks were forgotten almost as soon as everyone left the room? Writing meeting minutes can feel like an unimportant task but without them, participants may leave a meeting with different versions of what was decided and unclear directions.

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Combine Decisions and Power Automate for powerful meeting productivity

Jan 23, '2020 / by Decisions posted in Meeting Culture

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Decisions is the only meeting management solution to be recognized by Microsoft as one of the top three global applications within the 365 ecosystem. With Decisions, users have collaborative, productive meetings, leveraging the Office 365 tools they use every day.

Now, you can combine Decisions with Microsoft Power Automate to drive greater workplace productivity. Microsoft Power Automate, formerly called Microsoft Flow, allows you to automate business processes across your entire organization.

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8 tips to build an effective meeting agenda

Jan 9, '2020 / by Decisions posted in Meeting Culture

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Did you know that more than 60 percent of meetings don’t have an agenda? 

Well-organized agendas are the foundation to productive meetings. They increase meeting preparation, engagement and energy. 

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Decisions shares project meeting tips with Construction Executive

Oct 10, '2019 / by Decisions posted in Meeting Culture

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The untenable increase in meeting volume is made worse by ineffective meetings. Seventy-one percent of senior managers told Harvard Business Review their meetings were unproductive and, in a different study, 73 percent of people said they “multitask” during meetings. More than 90 percent of respondents in that same survey admitted to daydreaming instead of focusing on the meeting conversation.

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Leverage Decisions for more efficient project management

Jul 3, '2019 / by Decisions posted in Meeting Culture

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Every project requires meetings. In fact, managing a project is mostly a series of meetings.

Decisions can save you valuable time and resources to drive projects forward on time and on budget. It frees up time to focus on managing the project, instead of creating agendas and looking for earlier notes, action items and decisions. 

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Applying behavioral science to meetings

Mar 12, '2019 / by Decisions posted in Meeting Culture

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In 2002, Daniel Kahneman received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on cognitive bias. He and Amos Tversky found leaders are overconfident in their decision-making: Personal biases, combined with poor processes and lack of preparation, lead to bad decisions. Further, research from Harvard professor Cass Sunstein revealed how the management team decision processes can escalate individual decision biases and make the situation worse.

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